Box 9 A Saxon Dig
This box provides pupils with an opportunity to experience archaeology first hand by interpreting a selection of Saxon artefacts. Pupils can use the resources provided in the box to act as archaeologists and create a record of objects uncovered from a local Saxon excavation.
Ideal for use with Key Stage 2, years 3 and 4
Key learning objectives
- History: To enable pupils to explore what life was like in Viking Britain by handling replica and real artefacts and by taking part in a class excavation.
Links with unit 6b of the QCA scheme of work: why have people invaded and settled in Britain in the past? An Anglo-Saxon Case Study.
- Speaking and Listening: To encourage pupils to work effectively as a member of a group using speaking and listening skills.
- Literacy: To explore life in Anglo-Saxon times through secondary sources.
- Citizenship: To understand the differences between life in Anglo-Saxon Britain and life today through handling replica and real artefacts.
Links to unit 5 of the QCA scheme of work: Living in a Diverse World
- Artefacts include a spindle whorl, brass buckle, needle, beads, brooches, bone comb, pottery fragments, and animal bones.
- Resources include a time line, labels, rim chart for identifying pottery fragments, pictures and accompanying notes.
Hiring Talking Boxes or Story Sacks
Collect on a Monday between 12pm and 5pm, and return on a Friday before 5pm.
Closed 1pm to 1.30pm.
To discuss your needs or to make a booking contact Alexandra Walker tel 01962 826725.